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I worry about the future of our country and our continent. I have been spending a fair amount of time in northeast Michigan, and its rural landscape reminds me of the two great threads of American history. On the one hand, we celebrate the individual, the homesteader, the backwoodsman who ha…

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In a month of bad news, the worst was last week’s revelation that President Donald Trump, early in February, lied to the American public about the probable severity and danger of COVID-19 coming to our land.

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The repairs of the Sandula Clock Tower in downtown Durand have recently been completed. The project was sponsored by the Durand Rotary Club and completed by local contractor Eric Cleveland. The City of Durand is also supporting the restoration.

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When you were a child your imagination was able to create fictitious places where you played the role of a fireman, princess or police officer. It was fun, memorable, and in some capacity still ingrained into the person you are today.

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I read that the vote regarding the bond for the Durand schools was sullied because ballots with the proposal were sent to voters residing in other school districts by the Vernon Township clerk, who then instructed those who called to go ahead and use those ballots anyway.

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Senator Tom Barrett: Thanks for visiting our community, Shiawassee County, to tour the Fiddler’s Green facility.Your photo made the front page of our local paper, The Argus-Press.Here is a question for you: Couldn’t you care enough about the people who live here to put on a face covering?In …

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The Arc of Mid-Michigan is a non-profit organization that has been serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families for 64 years in Shiawassee County. This year has shown us how strong our community is and has given us many reasons for which we are very thankful.

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My Republican Party registration took effect March 7, 1949, the day I turned 21, in Warsaw, Indiana, where I grew up the under guidance and tutelage of U.S. Rep. Charlie Halleck (1941-69). He was the Republican House majority leader and neither he, nor Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower, …

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In his ineffectual attempt to refute my Aug. 30 letter, Wednesday’s contributor utterly failed to address its contention: namely, that Republicans are refusing to take seriously the genuine sacrifice of patriots who are adhering to sound mitigation methods, let alone those who have struggled…

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A few years ago, a film came out depicting the untold story of a group of African-American women mathematicians, who were instrumental in the success of the Apollo moon program. The thing most remembered about that movie might well be the fact that these proper and accomplished women had to …

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Tens of millions of Americans have, for six months, sacrificed to do the right thing, to do what scientists and doctors insist is required to bring COVID-19 under control: rigorously practicing social distancing and the wearing of face masks.

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Why did the Republicans have to recite all of Trump’s 20,000 lies found in the New York Times at their Republican Convention? It was so nice to see them laid out in such precise manner in front of the whole country, but my god, to do it so publicly, maybe he isn’t the cowardly lion after all…

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My father, and stepfather for that matter, both served this country during World War II. I have the flag from my father’s casket proudly displayed on my living room wall to this day, even though he earned it more than 75 years ago.

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Too many local newspapers are falling by the wayside. In an age of big-name legacy publications like the New York Times, 24-hour cable news channels and an abundance of social media, fewer people seem to value local papers.

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COVID-19 testing is a vital tool for our community in the fight against coronavirus disease and also plays a critical role in speeding our path to economic recovery. Fast, local, and free and accurate tests can help identify infected individuals who should self-isolate.

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Thank you to recent letter writer Wynoma Chalker for your eloquently written letter: You expressed yourself simple enough for all the readers to understand.

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Enough already. A local group, Owosso For Change, has “demanded” changes in school curricula to confront racism, white supremacy, homophobia and a list of other bigotries I assume they see as rampant in our community.

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Recently, a frequent contributor to The Argus-Press’ opinion page pointed out, in his opinion, some of our community leaders’ shortcomings in the handling of the coronavirus.

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In June, President Donald Trump put out a written plan to break up our Postal Service and sell it off to private corporations. Because everybody knows the government can’t run anything right. Right?

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Why did the Republicans have to recite all of Trump’s 20,000 lies found in the New York Times at their Republican Convention? It was so nice to see them laid out in such precise manner in front of the whole country, but my god, to do it so publicly, maybe he isn’t the cowardly lion after all…

My father, and stepfather for that matter, both served this country during World War II. I have the flag from my father’s casket proudly displayed on my living room wall to this day, even though he earned it more than 75 years ago.

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Too many local newspapers are falling by the wayside. In an age of big-name legacy publications like the New York Times, 24-hour cable news channels and an abundance of social media, fewer people seem to value local papers.

COVID-19 testing is a vital tool for our community in the fight against coronavirus disease and also plays a critical role in speeding our path to economic recovery. Fast, local, and free and accurate tests can help identify infected individuals who should self-isolate.

Thank you to recent letter writer Wynoma Chalker for your eloquently written letter: You expressed yourself simple enough for all the readers to understand.

Enough already. A local group, Owosso For Change, has “demanded” changes in school curricula to confront racism, white supremacy, homophobia and a list of other bigotries I assume they see as rampant in our community.

Recently, a frequent contributor to The Argus-Press’ opinion page pointed out, in his opinion, some of our community leaders’ shortcomings in the handling of the coronavirus.

In June, President Donald Trump put out a written plan to break up our Postal Service and sell it off to private corporations. Because everybody knows the government can’t run anything right. Right?

On Monday, I mailed eleven bins of letters from the Shiawassee Arts Center at Owosso’s Post Office. The total weight of the mailing was 146 pounds. On Tuesday I received messages from many SAC friends that they had received their letters.

Just a casual look around is enough to know we are not on a sustainable path, not even close. Just when it started going bad is a biased matter of individual perspective. Presently, the right track, wrong track national polling reveals an increasing despair of leadership and institutions cap…

There have been many suggestions given here and elsewhere as to how to change for the better our communities, state, country, society, families and human relations, etc.

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I am deeply disappointed in the governor’s decision to veto a measure that would have provided critical legal protections for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan.

This is almost like a very bad dream. The problem is that it is actually one horrible and true nightmare the United States of America has been enduring for the past six months — and there does not appear to be any end in sight.

In May most of the 7,000 residents of Sturgis, South Dakota, voted to call off the motorcycle rally that started last weekend. The state has no mask mandates or restrictions on indoor gatherings.

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Thank you to the following voters who approved the millage renewal of Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency’s (SATA’s) services on Aug. 4, on behalf of all Shiawassee County residents who rely on SATA for transportation and independence and the dedicated employees who make that transportatio…

In May most of the 7,000 residents of Sturgis, South Dakota, voted to call off the motorcycle rally that started last weekend. The state has no mask mandates or restrictions on indoor gatherings.

I’ve been listening to the growing crowds in this nation as they attempt to destroy America’s history. It has recently come home to Shiawassee County.

What a parade. Saturday night, 15 of my family were parked along M-21 to see the light parade. We were in age, 1 to 81, strong.

I would like to publicly congratulate Mike Herendeen for winning the Middlebury Township supervisor position. Thank you also to the township residents who voted for me. I won’t stop fighting for what I believe is best for the township.

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I am writing today to praise and thank Piper Brewer, William Graham Tax and Accounting and The Argus-Press for the fine articles about Owosso/Shiawassee County history. Since I have only lived in Owosso since 1983, I am very interested in what transpired here before then.

Since day one, President Donald Trump and his dangerously pathological administration enablers have treated the pandemic like a public relations crisis and put Michigan, Shiawassee County and Owosso families in danger for the political opportunity to boost his approval ratings.

I would like to thank John Edward Morovitz from Owosso for his letter “Watch Fox News to hear truth about liberalism.” Your letter is what people need to hear. Thank you, sir.

President Donald Trump did not create the coronavirus and he cannot cure it. To hold him responsible for this pandemic is utterly ridiculous. The only reason there is so much negativity toward him regarding the coronavirus is because we are close to an election and the Democrats are doing ev…

I used to imagine if I ever reached a ripe old age like 86, I’d be rocking in my chair pondering the cause of my ultimate demise, and fretting a sorrowful departure from those I so love.

Several days ago, I received a phone call from a couple calling on behalf of The Shiawassee County Right to Life Chapter asking me to vote for, “the only Republican running for the seat on The Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners, District 2.”